A taste of Christmas

The Christmas season is upon us, along with all of the cheerful festivities that we love. If you have never experienced the delicious taste of a chocolate yule log at Christmas time, then this is most definitely the year to try your hand at this scrumptious French dessert.

This dessert takes roughly 40 minutes to create, and it is worth every minute.

To make the cake you will need three eggs, 85g golden caster sugar, 85g plain flour, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 280ml double cream, and ½ tsp baking powder.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 (200°C ). Beat the eggs together with the sugar until thick and creamy, this should take less than 10 minutes, or less with an electric whisk. In another bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together and carefully fold in the egg mixture. Once complete, pour the mixture into a greased Swiss roll tin and bake for 10 minutes.

When the cake is ready, place it on top of baking parchment, peel off the lining, and roll the cake up with the paper inside to create that typical Swiss roll shape and leave to cool. Once cooled, whisk the double cream until it holds its shape. Unravel the cake and spread the double cream on one side, then roll up the cake once more. To save time, pick up a tub of Betty Crocker chocolate icing to spread around the outside of the yule log. Use a fork on the icing to give the effect of tree bark. Finish by sprinkling some icing sugar on top and decorate with a piece of holly.

Try your hand at creating a chocolate yule log this Christmas with the amazing range of ingredients at Joyce’s supermarket to help you along the way.


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